Mapping African Americans

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Mapping African Americans

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Google Earth is only one example of geographic information available online. The internet contains several projects featuring spatial and historical data which can assist with genealogical research.

Focusing on African American sample sets, this workshop highlights the wonders of maps and G.I.S. (Geographical Information Systems) for genealogists researching African American ancestors. Led by genealogist Shamele Jordan, this workshop explores mobile apps, online projects, and map collections which provide land ownership and historical details overlaid on current maps. Google MyMaps, the latest in Google's mapping suite, will also be discussed.